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Songbooks for Mezzo Soprano Opera & Classical Singers

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Jake Heggie : The Faces of Love - Mezzo-Soprano

Review: An amazing collection of witty and romantic songs from the hit RCA Victor recording featuring Renée Fleming, Sylvia McNair, Frederica von Stade, Jennifer Larmore and Carol Vaness. All songs are in their original keys. Contents: Bedtime Story - Paper Wings - Mitten Smitten - A Route to the Sky - Prologue: Once More - to Gloriana - Euclid - The Haughty Snail-King - And Many More.

Songlist: DIXIE, PAPER WINGS/BEDTIME STORY (F VON STADE/J HEGGIE), PAPER WINGS, MITTEN SMITTEN, A ROUTE TO THE SKY, SONGS TO THE MOON/ONCE MORE-TO GLORIANA (V LINDSAY/J HEGGIE), FAIRY-TALES FOR THE CHILDREN/EUCLID, HAUGHTY SNAIL-KING, THE, WHAT THE RATTLESNAKE SAID, MOON'S THE NORTH WIND'S COOKY, THE, WHAT THE SCARECROW SAID, WHAT THE GRAY-WINGED FAIRY SAID, YET GENTLE WILL THE GRIFFIN BE, OF GODS AND CATS/IN THE BEGINNING (J HEGGIE), ONCE UPON A UNIVERSE, TO SAY BEFORE GOING TO SLEEP (R RILKE/J HEGGIE), WHITE IN THE MOON (A HOUSMAN/J HEGGIE), SOPHIE'S SONG

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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3076b | Songbook | $19.95 | Solo |


Joan Frey Boytim : First Book of Mezzo-Soprano Solos - Part III

Review: Even more great solos for high school and college singers at the same level as The First Book of Solos and The First Book of Solos - Part II, with a variety of over 30 classical songs per volume, and a completely different song list for each voice type.

Songlist: Clair de lune (G. Fauré), Morgen! (R. Strauss), Beau soir (C. Debussy), Over the land is April (R. Quilter), I walked today where Jesus walked (G. O'Hara), The Porcupine from AT THE ZOO (A.W. Kramer), The Snake from AT THE ZOO (A.W. Kramer), The Giraffe from AT THE ZOO (A.W. Kramer), Bubble Song, The (M. Shaw), But the Lord is mindful of His own from ST. PAUL (F. Mendelssohn), By dimpled brook (T.A. Arne), Corals (B. Treharne), Dolce scherza (G.A. Perti), Evening Song (C. Edwards), Ich liebe dich (E. Grieg), If there were dreams to sell (J. Ireland), Landscape (C.T. Griffes), Lark now leaves his watery nest, The (H. Parker), Little Old Lady in Lavender Silk, The (M.M. Vinmont), Lord, how long wilt Thou forget me? (Ranzzini), Louts Bloom, The (J.J. Niles), Menuet d'Exaudet (A.J. Exaudet), Mit einer Wasserlilie (E. Grieg), Morgen-Hymne (G. Henschel), My lover is a fisherman (L. Strickland), Nussbaum, Der (R. Schumann), O lovely Peace from JUDAS MACCABAEUS (G.F. Handel), O praise the Lord (M. Greene), Prayer of the Norwegian Child (R. Kountz), Première Danse (J. Massenet), and more

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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20014b | Songbook | $16.95 | Solo |


Joan Frey Boytim : The First Book of Mezzo-Soprano/Alto Solos - Part II

Review: More great teaching material at the same level as the first volume. Over 30 songs in each volume with no song duplicated between voice types. A student could easily begin either in The First Book or The First Book Part II, or the books may be used concurrently.

Songlist: Clouds, Come Ye Blessed (Gaul), As I Went A-Roaming (Brahe), Auf Dem Meere (On The Ocean) (Franz), Beneath A Weeping Willow's Shade (Hopkinson), The Blue-Bell, Carmeña (Wilson), C'est Mon Ami (My Friend) (French Air/Crist), Dream Valley (Quilter), Das Erste Veilchen (The First Violet)(Mendelssohn), Gott Im Frühling (God in Springtime) (Schubert), Keine Sorg'um Den Weg (Love Finds Out The Way) (Raff), The Lovely Song My Heart Is Singing (Goulding), Mystery's Song (Purcell), Rend'il Sereno al Ciglio (Bring To Your Eyes) (Handel), Spring is at the Door (Quilter), Die Stille (Silence) (Schumann), Die Stille Wasserrose (The Silent Waterlily) (Fielitz), Te Deum (Vouchsafe,O Lord) (Handel), Weep No More (Handel), Willow, Tit-Willow, Wind Of The Wheat (Phillips), Elegie, Danny Boy, Ave Verum (Jesu, Word Of God Incarnate), Bist du bei mir (You Are With Me), Nymphs and Shepherds (Purcell), The Carol Of The Birds, Es Muss Ein Wunderbares Sein (It Must Be Wonderful) (Liszt), Utrecht Te Deum (Handel), and more

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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20004b | Songbook | $14.95 | Solo |


Joan Frey Boytim : The Second Book of Mezzo-Soprano/Alto Solos

Review: Step up to the next level with more student repertoire, continuing from The First Book of Solos and The First Book of Solos - Part II. The more than 30 songs in each book require a little more vocal range and musical sophistication, but are still decidedly student material.

Songlist: Con Rauco Mormorio (With Mournful Sounds Of Weeping), Great Peace Have They Which Love Thy Law, Heard Ye His Voice?, Hushed The Song Of The Nightingale, I Sought The Lord, Im Herbst, The Jolly Jolly Breeze, Kind Fortune Smiles, Love, I Have Won You, A Lullaby, Orpheus With His Lute, Pleasure's Gentle Zephyrs Play, Te Souviens-Tu?, Vaaren (Spring), Where Corals Lie, Au bord de l'eau, Verborgenheit (Wolf), Eye Hath Not Seen (Gaul A), (I'm Called) Little Buttercup, Lilacs (Rachmaninoff), We Sing To Him (Purcell), Mokong'ondi (Africa), Pastorale (L'arlesienne) Bizet, Un Certo Non So Che (Vivaldi), Thou Art Repose (Du Bist Die Ruh'), Silver'd Is The Raven Hair, Les Berceaux (Faure), Patiently Have I Waited For Lord, Smiling Hours A Joyful Tr(Handel, Thou Shalt Bring Them In, and more

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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20006b | Songbook | $14.95 | Solo |


Various : Introduction to Art Song

Review: Joan Boytim has selected some of the easisest songs in English from The First Book of Solos series and transposed them for a different voice type for many of the selections in Introduction to Art Song, making the songs available to more students. Additionally, other suitable songs, not found in other Boytim collections, have been included. Each voice type has a unique song list. These books may be used by students in traditional voice lessons or by voice classes.

Songlist: Music, When Soft Voices Die, Orpheus With His Lute, Bluebird, The Pool Of Quietness, Longing, Into The Night, Thy Love, Animal Crackers, The Green Dog, I Love All Graceful Things, A Little China Figure, Reward

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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4347b | Songbook | $16.95 | Solo |


Joan Frey Boytim : The Second Book of Mezzo-Soprano Solos Part II

Review: More great classical material for progressing vocal students, from the leading American expert in teaching the young voice. The series started with The First Book of Solos, and then, at the same difficulty level, came The First Book of Solos - Part II. The Second Book of Solos, originally released in 1993, is for singers who have taken voice a little longer and are capable of more challenges, but is still decidedly student-level material, and music that can be sung by good high school students. The new The Second Book of Solos - Part II set is at exactly the same level as The Second Book of Solos. It shares the same features: a deliberate variety of music in different styles and languages, including a few sacred selections, with over 30 songs per book. Available as books only, or in packs with two CDs of piano accompaniments recorded by Laura Ward.

Songlist: Du meines Herzens Krönelein (R. Strauss), Affanni del pensier (G.F. Handel), Ah, Love but a Day! (A. Beach), All mein Gedanken (R. Strauss), Allerseelen (R. Strauss), As thou wilt, Father (C.L. Williams), Au jardin de mon père (P. Viardot), Avril (L. Delibes), The Awakening (E. Coates), Before my window (S. Rachmaninoff), Chanson triste (H. Duparc), Cherry Valley (R. Quilter), Du Ring an meinem Finger (Schumann), Et exultavit spiritus meus from MAGNIFICAT (J.S. Bach), Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer (Brahms), L'Heure exquise (Lady D.P. Poldowski), Lord, lead me in thy righteousness (L. Cherubini), Lord to thee, each night and day from THEODORA (G.F. Handel), Lungi da te (G. Bononcini), Die Mainacht (J. Brahms), Mon jardin (F. Fourdrain), Nebbie (O. Respighi), Qui sedes from GLORIA (A. Vivaldi), Se tu della mia morte (A. Scarlatti), Song of Devotion (J.N. Beck), Song of the Open (F. LaForge), La speranza è giunta from OTHO (G.F. Handel), Tears (C.T. Griffes), The Twenty-third Psalm (A.H. Malotte), When a Merry Maiden Marries from THE GONDOLIERS (A. Sullivan), and more

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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20011b | Songbook & 1 CD | $14.95 | Solo |


Various : Cantolopera: Arias for Mezzo-Soprano - Rarities

Review: Ah! Mon fils, sois beni! (Meyerbeer, Le Prophete) - Faites-lui mes aveux (Gounod, Faust) - Depuis hier je cherche en vain mon maotre! - Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle (Gounod, Romeo et Juliette) - Voce di donna (Ponchielli, La Gioconda) - Printemps qui commence (Saint-Saëns, Samson et Dalila) - Podrugi milye (Cajkovskij, Pikovaya dama).

Songlist: Ah! Mon fils, sois beni! , Faites-lui mes aveux, Depuis hier je cherche en vain mon maotre, Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle, Voce di donna, Printemps qui commence, Podrugi milye (Cajkovskij, Pikovaya dama).

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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4183b | Songbook & 1 CD | $29.95 | Solo || Cantolopera


Robert L. Larsen : Arias for Mezzo-Soprano - Complete Package

Review: This all-in-one package includes the original Arias for Mezzo-Soprano book from the G. Schirmer Opera Anthology along with two accompaniment CDs AND the corresponding Diction Coach book/two CD set. Diction Coach includes recorded diction lessons, IPA, and word for word translations. In addition to piano accompaniments playable on both your CD player and computer, the enhanced accompaniment CDs also include tempo adjustment software for CD-ROM computer use.

Songlist: Acerba Volutta, Lullaby, Ah, Michele, Don't You Know, Amour Viens Aider Ma Faiblesse, Augusta! How Can You Turn Away?, Faites-Lui Mes Aveux, When I Am Laid In Earth, Chacun A Son Gout, Che Faro Senza Euridice?, Cruda Sorte..Gia So Per Pratica, En Vain, Pour Eviter, Il Segreto Per Esser Felici, L'AMOUR EST UN OISEAU REBELLE (Habanera) BIZET, Mon Coeur S'ouvre A Ta Voix, Must The Winter Come So Soon?, Nobles Seigneurs, Salut, Non Piu Mesta, Non so più cosa son from Le Nozze di Figaro, O Mio Fernando (Donizetti), Pres Des Remparts (Seguidilla) Bizet, Printemps Qui Commence (Saint-Saens), Que Fais-Tu, Blanche Tourterelle, Smanie implacabili from Così fan tutte, Stride La Vampa, Una Voce Poco Fa, Va Laisse Couler Mes Larmes, Voce Di Donna, Voi Lo Sapete, We Cannot Retrace Our Steps, Voi, Che Sapete

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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4135b | Songbook & 2 CDs | $49.95 | Solo |


Various : 3 Seductive Arias for Mezzo-Soprano

Review: Recorded in Prague with the Czech Symphony Orchestra. The CDs in these packs contain two versions of each selection: one with a singer, and one with orchestra accompaniment only. All books in the series contain historical and plot notes about each opera, operetta or show, and piano/vocal reductions of the music. The singers heard on these recordings are top professionals from Covent Garden, English National Opera, and other main stages.

Songlist: Habanera, Seguidilla, Mon Coeur s'ouvre a ta voix

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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4163b | Songbook & 2 CDs | $15.99 | Solo |


Robert L. Larsen (editor) : Arias for Mezzo-Soprano

Review: The companion accompaniment recordings to the best-selling series in the G. Schirmer Opera Anthology. Each aria is recorded by a professional coach/accompanist working in the opera world.

Songlist: Acerba Volutta, Lullaby, Ah, Michele, Don't You Know, Amour Viens Aider Ma Faiblesse, Augusta! How Can You Turn Away?, Faites-Lui Mes Aveux, When I Am Laid In Earth, Chacun A Son Gout, Che Faro Senza Euridice?, Cruda Sorte..Gia So Per Pratica, En Vain, Pour Eviter, Il Segreto Per Esser Felici, L'AMOUR EST UN OISEAU REBELLE (Habanera) BIZET, Mon Coeur S'ouvre A Ta Voix, Must The Winter Come So Soon?, Nobles Seigneurs, Salut, Non Piu Mesta, Non so più cosa son from Le Nozze di Figaro, O Mio Fernando (Donizetti), Pres Des Remparts (Seguidilla) Bizet, Printemps Qui Commence (Saint-Saens), Que Fais-Tu, Blanche Tourterelle, Smanie implacabili from Così fan tutte, Stride La Vampa, Una Voce Poco Fa, Va Laisse Couler Mes Larmes, Voce Di Donna, Voi Lo Sapete, We Cannot Retrace Our Steps, Voi, Che Sapete

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Opera

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2550b | 2 CDs | $19.95 | Solo || G. Schirmer Opera Anthology


Alan Curtis : Drama Queens

Review: 'This anthology is the result of the collaboration with the mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato who had expressed the wish to record a CD with my ensemble Il Complesso Barocco. It should not just be another compilation of famous arias by Handel or Vivaldi, but a collection of pieces of quite different styles and from different epochs which are linked by a common superordinate topic. Contents: BERENICE: Da Torbida Procella - IFIGENIA IN AULIDE: Madre Diletta, Abbracciami - ALCINA: Ma Quando Tornerai - FREDEGUNDA: Lasciami Piangere - ANTONIO E CLEOPATRA: Morte Col Fiero Aspetto - GIULIO CESARE IN EGITTO: Piangero La Sorte Mia - ORONTEA: Intorno All'Idol Mio - ALESSANDRO: Brilla Nell'Alma - OCTAVIA: Geloso Sospetto - L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA: Disprezzata Regina - MEROPE: Sposa Son Disprezzata - BERENICE: Col Versar, Barbaro, Il Sangue - ARMIDA: Vedi Se T'Amo

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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40286b | Songbook | $24.95 | Solo |


Gabriella Ravazzi : Great Opera Composers for Young Singers

Review: This graduated collection of opera arias offers beginning-level students the chance to explore the technical and expressive aspects of great opera music very early on. Multi-language text including English.

Songlist: Silenzio, tacete from L'ajo nell'imbarazzo (Donizetti), Resta in pace, idolo mio from Gli Orazi e i Curiazi (Cimarosa), La Rachelina from La molinara (Paisiello), Bel Nume che adoro from Pigmalione (Cimadoro), Immagine gradita from Adelson e Salvini (Bellini), Un bocconcin d'amante from La grotta di Trofinio (Salieri), Ah! se tu dormi svegliati from Giulietta e Romeo (Vaccai), Nella fatal di Rimini from Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti)

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Opera

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2795b | Songbook | $21.95 | Solo |


Marilyn Horne : Voices of the Opera Series

Review: Marilyn Horne (b. January 16, 1934, Bradford, Pennsylvania) is an American mezzo-soprano opera singer who is particularly associated with the music of Rossini and Handel. She began her career as a light lyric soprano; however, as the years progressed, the voice settled and matured into a mezzo-soprano instrument with a full and rich timbre equipped with extreme flexibility and great size. She specialized in roles requiring a large sound, beauty of tone, excellent breath support, and the ability to execute difficult coloratura passages. This collection features celebrated arias as interpreted by the great Marilyn Horne. In addition to a brief biography, each selection, in standard voice and piano format, is followed by notes which indicate the variants, breaths, fermatas, and all of the nuances that Horne employed to turn these arias into masterpieces of interpretation. A wonderful reference tool for vocal coaches, professional singers and voice students.

Songlist: Belt? crudele (Rossini), Cruda sorte! Amor tirrano! from L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI (Rossini), Oh Patria! - Di tanti palpiti from TANCREDI (Rossini), Il risentimento (Rossini), Il trovatore (Rossini), L'invito (Rossini), Mura felici from LA DONNA DEL LAGO (Rossini), Una voce poco fa from IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Rossini)

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Opera

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5305b | Songbook | $19.95 | Solo || Opera Singers | Voices of the Opera Series


Robert L. Larsen (editor) : Arias for Mezzo-Soprano

Review: Contents: Purcell: When I am laid in earth (Dido and Aeneas) - Gluck: Che farò senza Euridice? (Orfeo ed Euridice) - Mozart: Non so più (Le Nozze di Figaro) - Voi, che sapete (Le Nozze di Figaro) - Smanie implacabili (Così fan tutte) - Rossini: Cruda sorte!...Già so per pratica (L'Italiana in Algeri) - Una voce poco fa (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) - Non più mesta (La Cenerentola) - Donizetti: Il segreto per esser felici (Orsini's Drinking Song) (Lucrezia Borgia) - O mio Fernando (La Favorita) - Meyerbeer: Nobles seigneurs, salut! (Les Huguenots) - Verdi: Stride la vampa! (Il Trovatore) - Gounod: Faites-lui mes aveux (Faust) - Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle (Roméo et Juliette) - J. Strauss: Chacun à son got (Die Fledermaus) - Bizet: Habañera (Carmen) - Seguidilla (Carmen) - En vain, pour éviter les réponses amères (Carmen) - Ponchielli: Voce di donne (La Gioconda) - Saint-Saëns: Printemps qui commence (Samson et Dalila) - Amour! viens aider ma faiblesse! (Samson et Dalila) - Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix (Samson et Dalila) - Mascagni: Voi lo sapete (Cavalleria Rusticana) - Massenet: Va! laisse couler mes larmes (Werther) - Cilea: Acerba voluttà (Adriana Lecouvreur) - Thomson: We cannot retrace our steps (The Mother of Us All) - Menotti: Lullaby (The Consul) - Au, Michele, don't you know (The Saint of Bleecker Street) - Moore: Augusta! How can you turn away? (The Ballad of Baby Doe) - Barber: Must the Winter Come so Soon? (Vanessa).

Songlist: Acerba Volutta, Lullaby, Ah, Michele, Don't You Know, Amour Viens Aider Ma Faiblesse, Augusta! How Can You Turn Away?, Faites-Lui Mes Aveux, When I Am Laid In Earth, Chacun A Son Gout, Che Faro Senza Euridice?, Cruda Sorte..Gia So Per Pratica, En Vain, Pour Eviter, Il Segreto Per Esser Felici, L'AMOUR EST UN OISEAU REBELLE (Habanera) BIZET, Mon Coeur S'ouvre A Ta Voix, Must The Winter Come So Soon?, Nobles Seigneurs, Salut, Non Piu Mesta, Non so più cosa son from Le Nozze di Figaro, O Mio Fernando (Donizetti), Pres Des Remparts (Seguidilla) Bizet, Printemps Qui Commence (Saint-Saens), Que Fais-Tu, Blanche Tourterelle, Smanie implacabili from Così fan tutte, Stride La Vampa, Una Voce Poco Fa, Va Laisse Couler Mes Larmes, Voce Di Donna, Voi Lo Sapete, We Cannot Retrace Our Steps, Voi, Che Sapete

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Opera

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2541b | Songbook | $21.95 | Solo || G. Schirmer Opera Anthology


Sydney Northcote : Mezzo-Soprano Songs

Review: Contents: Alone in the Forest (Waldseligkeit) - Angels, ever bright and fair - The Blacksmith (Der Schmeid) - The Bride's Song (Lied der Braut) - Cradle Song (Wiegenlied) - Deep in my heart - Dream Valley - Dyrads, Sylvans - Girls' Song - Here amid the shady woods - I attempt from love's sickness to fly - In a strange land (In der Fremde) - Know'st thou the land (Kennst du das Land) - Let me linger near thee (Star Vicino) - Melmillo - My mother bids me bind my hair - Now the dancing sunbeams play (The Mermaid's Song) - Nymphs and Shepherds - Orpheus with his lute - Parting (Muss ed eine Trennung) - Peace (Du bist die Ruh') - Slumber Song (Dors, mon enfant) - Somebody (Jemand) - Spring's Secret (Der Frühling) - To the children (Aux enfants) - The undiscovered country (L'île inconnue) - The Violet (Das Veilchen) - When daisies pied - Who ever thinks or hopes of love - The Wild Rose (Heiden Röslein).

Songlist: DREAM VALLEY (QUILTER), ALONE IN THE FOREST (WALDSELIGKEIT)(STRAUSS), ANGELS, EVER BRIGHT AND FAIR (HANDEL), BLACKSMITH, THE (DER SCHMIED) (BRAHMS), BRIDE'S SONG, THE (LIED DER BRAUT) (SCHUMANN), CRADLE SONG (WIEGENLIED) (SCHUBERT), DEEP IN MY HEART (BISHOP; ARR. ROWLEY), DRYADS, SYLVANS (FROM 'TIME AND TRUTH') (HANDEL), GIRLS' SONG (HOWELLS), HERE AMID THE SHADY WOODS (HANDEL), I ATTEMPT FROM LOVE'S SICKNESS TO FLY (PURCELL), IN A STRANGE LAND (IN DER FREMDE) (TAUBERT), KNOW'ST THOU THE LAND (KENNST DU DAS LAND) (BEETHOVEN), LET ME LINGER NEAR THEE (STAR VICINO) (ROSA), MELMILLO (CAREY), MY MOTHER BIDS ME BIND MY HAIR (HAYDN), NOW THE DANCING SUNBEAMS PLAY (THE MERMAID'S SONG) (HAYDN), NYMPHS AND SHEPHERDS (PURCELL), ORPHEUS WITH HIS LUTE (SULLIVAN), PARTING (MUSS ES EINE TRENNUNG) (BRAHMS), PEACE (DU BIST DIE RUH') (SCHUBERT), SLUMBER SONG (DORS, MON ENFANT) (WAGNER), SOMEBODY (JEMAND) (SCHUMANN), SPRING'S SECRET (DER FRÜHLING) (BRAHMS), TO THE CHILDREN (AUX ENFANTS) (RACHMANINOFF), UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY, THE (L'ÎLE INCONNUE) (BERLIOZ), VIOLET, THE (DAS VEILCHEN) (MOZART), WHEN DAISIES PIED (ARNE), WHO EVER THINKS OR HOPES OF LOVE (DOWLAND), WILD ROSE, THE (HEIDEN RÖSLEIN) (SCHUBERT)

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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Various : The Developing Classical Singer

Review: The selection of songs has been carefully considered to represent a variety of composers from primarily the twentieth century. Songs were chosen that are appropriate challenges to the advancing teenage singer, or for the university student. DOMINICK ARGENTO: Dirge - LEONARD BERNSTEIN: I hate music! - FRANK BRIDGE: Love went a-riding - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: The Nurse's Song - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: O Waly, Waly - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Sail on, sail on - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Sephestia's Lullaby - AARON COPLAND: At the River - AARON COPLAND: Heart, we will forget him - AARON COPLAND: The Little Horses - AARON COPLAND: Simple Gifts - AARON COPLAND: The world feels dusty - GERALD FINZI: It was a lover and his lass - JOHN IRELAND: Spring Sorrow - C. HUBERT H. PARRY: A Spring Song - HENRY PURCELL (realizations by Benjamin Britten): I attempt from love's sickness - HENRY PURCELL (realizations by Benjamin Britten): If music be the food of love (1st version) - ROGER QUILTER: Dream Valley - ROGER QUILTER: Love's Philosophy - ROGER QUILTER: Weep you no more - NED ROREM: Little Elegy - NED ROREM: Love - CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: A Lullaby - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Bright is the ring of words - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Linden Lea - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The sky above the roof

Songlist: Linden Lea, Weep You No More, Op. 12, No. 1, Bright Is The Ring Of Words, It Was A Lover And His Lass, Love, Love's Philosophy, Op. 3, No. 1, A Lullaby, Simple Gifts, I Attempt From Love's Sickness To Fly, If Music Be The Food Of Love, O Waly, Waly, The Little Horses, At The River, I Hate Music!, Sail On, Sail On, Dirge, Little Elegy, Spring Sorrow, Sephestia's Lullaby, The Nurse's Song, Love Went A-Riding, A Spring Song, Op. 21, No. 2, Dream Valley, Op. 20, No. 1, Heart, We Will Forget Him, The World Feels Dusty, The Sky Above The Roof

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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40290b | Songbook | $16.95 | Solo |


Various : The Oratorio Anthology

Review: This is the most serious and useful collection yet published of solo arias from oratorios, masses and cantatas. The literature was confined to work by major composers, and by-passes the dated oratorio literature found in previous collections. The most famous music is here, and so is interesting and less famous music by masters. There are new music engravings for each aria, and extensive historical notes and translations. Solo instrumental obbligato parts, which can be cut from the book, are included on appropriate selections.

Songlist: Qui sedes ad dextram Patris from Mass in B minor (Bach), Agnus Dei from Mass in B minor (Bach), Von den Stricken meiner Sünden from St. John Passion (Bach), Es ist vollbracht from St. John Passion (Bach), Buss und Reu from St. Matthew Passion (Bach), Erbarme dich, mein Gott from St. Matthew Passion (Bach), Können Tränen meiner Wangen from St. Matthew Passion (Bach), Bereite dich, Zion from Christmas Oratorio (Bach), Schlafe, mein Liebster from Christmas Oratorio (Bach), Schliesse, mein Herze from Christmas Oratorio (Bach), Inflammatus et accensus from Stabat Mater (Dvorák), Virgam virtutis tuae rom Dixit Dominus (Handel), Father of Heav'n! from Judas Maccabæus (Handel), O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion from Messiah (Handel), He was despised from Messiah (Handel), But who may abide from Messiah (Handel), Thou art gone up on high from Messiah (Handel), Fac me vere tecum flere from Stabat Mater (Haydn), Woe unto them who forsake Him from Elijah (Mendelssohn), O rest in the Lord from Elijah (Mendelssohn), Laudamus te from Mass in C minor (Mozart), Quæe moerebat et dolebat from Stabat Mater (Pergolesi), Eija, mater, fons amoris from Stabat Mater (Pergolesi), Fac ut portem from Stabat Mater (Pergolesi), Vouchsafe, O Lord from Te Deum Laudamus (Handel), Agnus Dei from Messe Solennelle (Rossini), Fac ut portem from Stabat Mater (Rossini), Liber scriptus from Messa di Requiem (Verdi), Qui sedes ad dextram Patris from Gloria (Vivaldi), Esurientes implevit from Magnificat (Vivaldi)

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano Alto

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2645b | Songbook | $19.95 | Solo || Vocal Library Series


G. Schirmer Opera Anthology : Diction Coach - Arias For Mezzo-Soprano

Review: Diction lessons on each aria in the series recorded by top language coaches from the Metropolitan Opera and the Juilliard School plus International Phonetic Alphabet and word for word translations. With these book/CD packages that match the standard aria collections edited by Robert L. Larsen, any singer anywhere has access to the best diction coaching available at a very affordable price. Each aria is recorded twice. In the first version the coach recites the text as an actor would speak it, showing flow of the language and the mood. The second version is a slow, deliberate lesson, allowing time for the student to repeat each line. These experienced language coaches adapt the "R" in German and French in the slow versions for singers. They also are very sensitive to liaisons between word sounds in the musical settings. The book includes International Phonetic Alphabet for each aria and word for word translations. The native speaking professional diction coaches from the Metropolitan Opera and the Juilliard School are: Corradina Caporello for Italian, Pierre Vallet for French, Irene Spiegelman for German, Kathryn LaBouff for English, Yveta Synek Graff for Czech, and Gina Levinson for Russian. Companion to 50481098 Arias for Mezzo-Soprano.

Songlist: Acerba Volutta, Ah, Michele, Don't You Know, Amour Viens Aider Ma Faiblesse, Augusta, How Can You, Chacun A Son Gout, Che Faro Senza Euridice?, Cruda Sorte..Gia So Per Pratica, En Vain, Pour Eviter, Faites-Lui Mes Aveux, Il Segreto Per Esser Felici, L'AMOUR EST UN OISEAU REBELLE, Lullaby , Mon Coeur S'ouvre A Ta Voix, Must The Winter Come So Soon?, Nobles Seigneurs, Salut, Non Piu Mesta, Non so pi cosa son from Le Nozze di Figaro, O Mio Fernando, Pres Des Remparts, Printemps Qui Commence, Que Fais-Tu, Blanche Tourterelle, Smanie implacabili from Cosi fan tutte, Stride La Vampa, Una Voce Poco Fa, Va Laisse Couler Mes Larmes, Voce Di Donna, Voi Lo Sapete, Voi, Che Sapete, We Cannot Retrace Our Steps, When I Am Laid In Earth

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Opera

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5053b | Songbook & CD | $18.95 | Solo || Diction for Singers


Gilbert & Sullivan : Gilbert & Sullivan for Singers

Review: W.S. Gilbert wrote the words, Arthur Sullivan composed the music, and together they revolutionized theatre music in English. This new series presents songs and arias from their timeless operettas, collected by voice type. There are 15-17 songs per volume, with the most famous excerpts being peppered by beautiful, less known choices. The edition includes notes about the plot context of each selection. The piano accompaniments on the companion CDs were recorded by Laura Ward. Includes songs and arias from The Gondoliers, The Grand Duke, Iolanthe, HMS Pinafore, The Mikado, Patience, The Pirates of Penzance, Princess Ida, Ruddigore, The Sorcerer, Utopia Unlimited, The Yeomen of the Guard.

Songlist: When Frederic Was A Lad, To A Garden Full Of Posies, Alone, And Yet Alive, A Lady Fair, Cheerily Carols The Lark, Come Mighty Must!, My Lord, A Suppliant At Your Feet, On The Day When I Was Wedded, Sir Rupert Murgatroyd, When But A Maid Of Fifteen Years, When Our Galland Norman Foes, (I'm Called) Little Buttercup, Were I Thy Bride, When Maiden Loves, She Sits And Sighs, When A Merry Maiden Marries, Silver'd Is The Raven Hair, Oh, Foolish Fay

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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2634b | Songbook & CD | $17.95 | Solo || Vocal Library Series


Giocchino Rossini : Cantolopera - Arias for Mezzo-Soprano

Review: With standard vocal/piano aria editions, plot notes and English translations, and with a CD of full performances and orchestral accompaniments.

Songlist: Una voce poco fa, Di tanti palpiti, Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno!, Nacqui all'affanno, Non piu mesta, Amici, in ogni evento, Pensa alla patria, Mura felici, Elena! oh tu, che chiamo!

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Classical

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5524b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Solo || Mezzo-Soprano voices | Giocchino Rossini | Cantolopera


Joan Frey Boytim : Easy Songs for the Beginning Mezzo-Soprano / Alto

Review: This series was designed to supplement traditional vocal instruction and works perfectly as preparatory literature for The First Book of Solos and The First Book of Solos Part II. Each piece is in English and has a limited vocal range as well as a piano accompaniment that is playable by a student pianist. The pieces include art songs, folksongs, humorous songs, and suitable vintage popular songs and are all appropriate for contest solos. The accompanying CD includes professionally-recorded accompaniments.

Songlist: At Parting, Early One Morning , Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit , The First Primrose, Gently, Johnny, My Jingalo, If No One Ever Marries Me, It Was a Lover and His Lass, Last Night, Little Wild Rose , Long, Long Ago, The Lotus Flower , The Maiden's Wish, Mother, Oh Sing Me to Rest , Now Is the Month of Maying, Oh, Come Again, Beautiful Spring, Shepherd, Play a Little Air!, Sing Me to Sleep, Snowbells, That's an Irish Lullaby, There Are Plenty of Fish in the Sea, Vienna, My City of Dreams, Who'll Buy My Lavender?, You Are Free

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano Alto
Style: Classical

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5076b | Songbook & CD | $16.95 | Solo || Alto Voices


Joan Frey Boytim : Easy Songs for the Beginning Mezzo-Soprano / Alto Part II

Review: This series now has a new "Part II" for each voice type, at the same level as the original volumes. This is preparatory material for The First Book of Solos series, with modest ranges and all songs in English, including very easy art songs, folksong arrangements and vintage popular songs. The song selection is completely different for each voice type with 18-20 songs per volume.

Songlist: The Bonny LIghter Boy, Cradle Song, Go From my Window Go, Johnny has Gone for a Soldier, Just for This, Kiss Me Again, Little Boy Blue, Love's own Sweet Song, The Mission of a Rose, My Days Have Been so Wondrous Free, Philosophy, Second Hand Rose, Soft-footed Snow, Solder Sill You Marry Me?, Somewhere a Voice is Calling, Spring Sorrow, The Stranger-Man, A Swan, Twas in the Lovely Month of May

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano Alto
Style: Classical

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8523b | Songbook & CD | $16.95 | Solo || Alto Voices


Joan Frey Boytim : Roses, Laughter & Lullabies

Review: A collection of 18 easy supplementary repertory songs, all in English.

Songlist: Birds in the Night, Cradle Song, The Forsaken Maid, Hymn to the Night, I Have Twelve Oxen, I Will Go With My Father A-Ploughing , It Was A Lover and His Lass, Jeanette and Her Little Wooden Shoes, Love is a Sickness Full of Woes, O, Bid Your Faithful Ariel Fly, Should He Upbraid, Spring Comes Laughing, Tears, Two Roses, Under The Greenwood Tree, The Valley of Laughter, The Winds Are Calling, Without Thee!

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Classical

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9806b | Songbook & CD | $17.95 | Solo || A Cappella Lullabies


Joan Frey Boytim : The First Book Of Mezzo-Soprano / Alto Solos

Review: This is among the most widely used teaching repertoire for singers in the U.S. Over 30 songs in each book, including American and British art songs, folk song arrangements, sacred songs and a sampling of beginning songs in German, Italian, Spanish and French. There is a completely different song selection for each voice type.

Songlist: American Lullaby, The Cherry-Tree, Chi Vuol La Zingarella, Christopher Robin Is Saying His Prayers, Cloud-Shadows, Crabbed Age And Youth, Der Blumenstrauss, Der Schwur, Die Bekehrte, El Majo Timido, Evensong, Go 'way from my Window, Ici-Bas , Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley, L'Anneau d'Argent, The Lamb, The Lass From the Low Countree, The Lord Is My Shepherd, Loveliest Of Trees, Morning, O Rest In The Lord, O Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me, Open Our Eyes (McFarlan), Prayer, Preguntales a las Estrellas (Haugue), Silent Noon, The Sky Above the Roof, The Statue at Czarkor-Selo , The Crucifixion, This Little Rose, and more

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano Alto
Style: Classical

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5085b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Solo || Alto Voices


Joan Frey Boytim : The Second Book Of Mezzo-Soprano / Alto Solos

Review: Step up to the next level with more student repertoire, continuing from The First Book of Solos and The First Book of Solos - Part II. The more than 30 songs in each book require a little more vocal range and musical sophistication, but are still decidedly student material.

Songlist: An Die Nachtigall, Au bord de l'eau, Con Rauco Mormorio, Eye Hath Not Seen, Great Peace Have They Which Love Thy Law, Heard Ye His Voice?, Hushed The Song Of The Nightingale, I Sought The Lord, Im Herbst, The Jolly Jolly Breeze, Kind Fortune Smiles, Les Berceaux , Lilacs, (I'm Called) Little Buttercup, Love, I Have Won You, A Lullaby, Mokong'ondi, Orpheus With His Lute, Pastorale, Patiently Have I Waited For Lord, Pleasure's Gentle Zephyrs Play, Silver'd Is The Raven Hair, Smiling Hours A Joyful Tr(Handel, Te Souviens-Tu?, Thou Art Repose (Du Bist Die Ruh'), Thou Shalt Bring Them In(Handel-Israel In Egypt), To The Children, Un Certo Non So Che, Vaaren, Verborgenheit, and more

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano Alto
Style: Classical

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5086b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Solo || Alto Voices


Joan Frey Boytim : The Second Book of Mezzo-Soprano / Alto Solos Part II

Review: More great classical material for progressing vocal students, from the leading American expert in teaching the young voice. The series started with The First Book of Solos, and then, at the same difficulty level, came The First Book of Solos - Part II. The Second Book of Solos, originally released in 1993, is for singers who have taken voice a little longer and are capable of more challenges, but is still decidedly student-level material, and music that can be sung by good high school students. The new The Second Book of Solos - Part II set is at exactly the same level as The Second Book of Solos. It shares the same features: a deliberate variety of music in different styles and languages, including a few sacred selections, with over 30 songs per book. Available as books only, or in packs with two CDs of piano accompaniments recorded by Laura Ward.

Songlist: Affanni del pensier, Ah, Love but a Day!, All mein Gedanken, Allerseelen, As thou wilt, Father, Au jardin de mon p?re, Avril , Before my window, Chanson triste, Cherry Valley, Die Mainacht, Du meines Herzens Kr?nelein, Du Ring an meinem Finger, Et exultavit spiritus meus from MAGNIFICAT, Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer, L'Heure exquise, La speranza ? giunta from OTHO, Lord to thee, each night and day from THEODORA, Lord, lead me in thy righteousness, Lungi da te, Mon jardin, Nebbie, Qui sedes from GLORIA, Se tu della mia morte, Serenity, Song of Devotion, Song of the Open, Tears, The Awakening, The Twenty-third Psalm, and more

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano Alto
Style: Classical

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5080b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Solo || Alto Voices


John Wustman : Famous Mezzo-Soprano Opera Arias

Review: The mezzo-soprano is a rich vocal range and this album sets out to prove it with a wonderful selection of classics. Magnificent! Includes a high-quality printed vocal score and a CD+G graphics-encoded compact disc with stereo accompaniments to each piece.

Songlist: Che faro senza Euridice, Largo, Voi, che sapete, Non so piu casa son, Connai tu le pays?, Voce di donna, Stride la vampa!, Printemps qui commence, Amour, viens aider, Mon cÏur s'ouvre a ta voix, La Habanera, Seguidilla

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Opera

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5102b | Songbook & CD | $29.95 | Solo || Mezzo-Soprano voices


Richard Walters : Standard Vocal Literature - Mezzo-Soprano

Review: This series is an introduction to art song in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Each volume has a different song list, and includes 30 selections in appropriate keys. Beyond art song, each collection includes two carefully chosen opera arias, an oratorio aria, and an operetta aria by Gilbert & Sullivan. Also included are two enhanced CDs, giving you the ability to not only play the accompaniments on both your CD player and computer, but they are also CD-ROMs that are capable of playing the tracks at different tempos and in different keys when played on the computer. This edition is for Mezzo-Sopranos / Altos.

Songlist: When Daises Pied , Come Again Sweet Love , Flow My Tears , Weep You You No More Sad Fountains , If Music Be The Food Of Love , Nymphs And Shepards , Fair House Of Joy , It Was A Lover And His Lass , Love's Philosophy , Silent Noon , Ouvre Ton Coeur , Clair De Lune , Mandoline , Plaisir D'Amour , Immer Leiser Wird Mein Sculummer , Als Luise Die Briefe Ihres , Ungetreuen Liebhabers Verbrannte , An Die Nachtigall, Der Tod Und Das Madchen , Du Ring An Meinem Finger, Zueignung , Dolente Immagine Di Fille Mia , O Del Mio Amato Ben , Cara E Dolce - Scarlatti, Se Nel Ben Sempre Incostante , El Pano Moruno , La Maja Dolorosa, Voi Che Sapete , Che Faro Senza Euridice , When Frederic Was A Little Lad , and more

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Classical

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8530b | Songbook & CD | $19.95 | Solo || Mezzo-Soprano voices | Standard Vocal Literature


Various Composers : Cantolopera - Arias for Mezzo-Soprano Vol. 1

Review: Cantolopera is a series that proposes a totally new way to approach the great opera repertoire: versions for voice and piano of the most famous arias, accompanied by a compact disc containing the corresponding orchestral bases, recorded with a 130-piece orchestra, to allow the professional, the student and the opera fan to practice, as well as a version sung by an established artist for reference. Each volume contains the lyrics of the arias plus a short summary and background information on the 'Compagnia d'Opera Italiana' Orchestra and the performers.

Songlist: Che faro senz Euridice, O don fatale, Re dell'abisso affrettati, Stride la vampa, Voi che sapete, Di tanti palpiti, Oh mio Fernando!, Una voce poco fa, Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Opera

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8567b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Solo || Mezzo-Soprano voices | Cantolopera


Various Composers : Cantolopera - Arias for Mezzo-Soprano Vol. 2

Review: Cantolopera is a series that proposes a totally new way to approach the great opera repertoire: versions for voice and piano of the most famous arias, accompanied by a compact disc containing the corresponding orchestral bases, recorded with a 130-piece orchestra, to allow the professional, the student and the opera fan to practice, as well as a version sung by an established artist for reference. Each volume contains the lyrics of the arias plus a short summary and background information on the 'Compagnia d'Opera Italiana' Orchestra and the performers.

Songlist: Connais-tu le pays?, L'amour est un oiseau rebelle, Pres des remparts de Seville, Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix, Voie lo sapete, o mamma

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Opera

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8571b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Solo || Mezzo-Soprano voices | Cantolopera


Various Composers : Cantolopera - Arias for Mezzo-Soprano Vol. 3

Review: With both recorded full performances and orchestra accompaniments, this book presents the standard voice and piano reduction of each aria, a short plot summary and translation.

Songlist: Canzone del velo, En vain pour ?viter, Esser madre ? un inferno, Se Romeo t'uccise un figlio, Stella del marinar!, Werther! - Je vous ?cris de ma petite chambre

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Classical

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5510b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Solo || Mezzo-Soprano voices | Cantolopera


Various Composers : Mezzo-Soprano Classical Contest Solos

Review: This outstanding series is an encouragement to young singers in preparing a vocal solo. Songs have been carefully chosen for each voice type, after consulting many official state contest repertoire lists. Each volume includes Five art songs in English, one African-American Spiritual, one art song in Spanish, one art song in German, two art songs in italian, new editions and engravings of all songs, historical notes on each composer represented, interpretive suggestions for each song, translations for study and a preface on 'learning a song.' Each enhanced CD includes beautiful performances of each song by talented professional artists, excellent recorded accompaniment tracks for practice, pronunciation lessons in German, Italian and Spanish. In addition to piano accompaniments playable on both your CD player and computer, the enhanced CD also includes tempo adjustment and transposition softward for CD-ROM compute use only. This edition is for Mezzo-Sopranos/Altos.

Songlist: An Die Musik , The Blue Bell , He Shall Feed His Flock 0, My Lord What A Lovely Morning, Now Is The Month Of Maying , Nymphs And Shepards, Ombra Mai Fu , Porque Toco El Pndero , Silent Noon , Vergin Tutto Amor

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Classical

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8526b | Songbook & CD | $15.95 | Solo || Mezzo-Soprano voices


Robert L. Larsen : Selected Opera Arias

Review: Many students only need a few opera arias in their vocal study. Selected Opera Arias extracts 10 arias useful to the typical voice student from the G. Schirmer Opera Anthology, with plot notes, translations and IPA, and combines them with the diction lessons recorded by top coaches in New York, and accompaniments recorded by coaches on staff at Lyric Opera of Chicago. The voice student gets a value priced, complete package for the very best instruction.

Songlist: Una voce poco fa from IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) from CARMEN, Près des remparts de Séville (Seguidilla) from CARMEN, Smanie implacabili from COSÌ FAN TUTTE, When I am laid in earth from DIDO AND AENEAS, Faites-lui mes aveux from FAUST, Non so più cosa son from LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Voi, che sapete from LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Che farò senza Euridice? from ORFEO ED EURIDICE, Must the winter come so soon? from VANESSA

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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2908b | Songbook & Online Audio | $16.95 | Solo |


Various : American Art Songs for the Progressing Singer - Mezzo-Soprano

Review: The vocal and musical abilities of high school and college singers have guided the song choices in this series. These volumes introduce classical voice students to American art song, with some of the most often studied music in the genre. The Soprano and Mezzo-Soprano/Alto volumes have the same song list, but in different keys. The same is true of the Tenor and Baritone/Bass song lists.

Songlist: Orpheus With His Lute, The Children, American Lullaby, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Longing, Mother, I Can Not Mind My Wheel, This Little Rose, The Green Dog, The Lass From The Low Countree, Loveliest Of Trees, The Daisies, It's All I Have To Bring (Bacon), The Shepherd, Where The Music Comes From

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano
Style: Classical

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4498b | Songbook & Online Audio | $16.95 | Solo || Various


Ferdinand Sieber : 36 Eight-Measure Vocalises for Elementary Teaching

Review: The Sieber Vocalises: It is important to know why Sieber is so good for the voice. He was a Viennese, Italian-trained voice teacher who knew the importance of vowel alteration and its role in keeping the balance of the registers. The Sieber Vocalises are designed to balance the registers using 8 measure melodies based on the Italian syllables da, me, ni, po, to, la, be. The register balance is achieved in the ingenious way Sieber arranges the syllables. Again, his goal it to allow the space of the open vowels in the closed vowels, and the ring of the closed vowels in the open vowels. Lindquest called these vocalises the 'bridge between vocalizing and singing music'. In my 25 years of teaching, I have never found a singer that the Sieber Vocalises did not help tremendously. 36 Eight-Measure Vocalises for Elementary Teaching for mezzo-soprano voices.

Songlist: 36 Eight-Measure Vocalises for Elementary Teaching

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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4063b | Vocal Warm Up Exercises | $7.95 | Solo || Mezzo-Soprano voices


Ferdinand Sieber : Thirty-Six Eight-Measure Vocalises for Mezzo-Soprano

Review: The Sieber Vocalises: It is important to know why Sieber is so good for the voice. He was a Viennese, Italian-trained voice teacher who knew the importance of vowel alteration and its role in keeping the balance of the registers. The Sieber Vocalises are designed to balance the registers using 8 measure melodies based on the Italian syllables da, me, ni, po, to, la, be. The register balance is achieved in the ingenious way Sieber arranges the syllables. Again, his goal it to allow the space of the open vowels in the closed vowels, and the ring of the closed vowels in the open vowels. Lindquest called these vocalises the 'bridge between vocalizing and singing music'. In my 25 years of teaching, I have never found a singer that the Sieber Vocalises did not help tremendously. Thirty-Six Eight Measure Vocalises comes complete with instructions on producing the tone and provides you with the solfege for each note

Songlist: Thirty-Six Eight-Measure Vocalises

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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8548b | Vocal Warm Up Exercises | $4.95 | Solo || Mezzo-Soprano voices


Giuseppe Concone : 15 Vocalises for Sopranos or Mezzo-Sopranos

Review: Giuseppe Concone, the famous Italian Master of Singing and Pianoforte, was born in Turin in the year 1810. His musical education was had in Turin, where he continued to live until he met with discouragement on the failure of his first opera, 'Un episodio di San Michel,' which was performed in 1836. In 1837 he moved to Paris, where he became famous as a teacher of the piano forte, singing, the theory of music and composition. While resident in Paris, Concone became very popular as a composer of Romanzas, Arias and Duettini; but his chief title to fame rests on a Series of Solfeggi which have a world-wide reputation and are everywhere in use - they are eminently practical and melodious, with a flowing accompaniment. Here is a collection of excellent exercises for sopranos.

Songlist: 15 Vocalises

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano Soprano
Style: Opera

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6491b | Vocal Warm Up Exercises | $14.95 | Solo || Soprano Voices


Heinrich Panofka : The Art of Singing; 24 Vocalises, Op. 81

Review: Panofka was one of the great 19th century voice teachers. His background as a violinist and composer greatly informed these athletic bel canto vocalise compositions. Op. 81 is for soprano, mezzo-soprano or tenor.

Songlist: 24 Vocalises

Voicing: Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, T

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4069b | Vocal Warm Up Exercises | $12.95 | Solo || Bel Canto Singing


Marco Bordogni : Thirty-six Vocalises in Modern Style

Review: Bordogni made his operatic debut at La Scala, Milan in 1813 in Rossini's Tancredi, and became very active in promoting that composer's music. He appeared in many of Rossini's operas and later became one of the leading teacher of singing and became a teacher at the Paris Conservatoire.

Songlist: Thirty-six Vocalises

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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4060b | Vocal Warm Up Exercises | $19.95 | Solo || Mezzo-Soprano voices


Mathilde Marchesi : Twenty-Four Vocalises for Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano

Review: Mathilde Marchesi was a mezzo-soprano, teacher of singing, and exponent of the bel canto technique. She was an advocate of a naturalistic style of singing: she called for a fairly instinctive method of breathing and was particularly concerned with vocal registration, calling it "the Alpha and Omega of the formation and development of the female voice, the touchstone of all singing methods". 24 excellent vocal exercises that will help develop, strengthen and warm up your voice. Specifically for Sopranos and Mezzo-Sopranos and have been used by some of the great singers of the past 100 years.

Songlist: Swelling and diminishing upon a tone - Larghetto, Portamento - Andante e molto legato, Portamento - Sostenuto molto, Smooth, even singing - Moderato, Smooth, even singing - Larghetto, Diatonic Scale - Andantino, Diatonic Scale - Allegretto, Diatonic Scale - Moderato, Diatonic Scale with dotted notes Andantino, Quatrains - Allegro giusto, Chromatic Scale - Andante, Chromatic Scale - Andantino, Theme with variations - Andantino, Minor Scales - Andante, Repeated Notes - Andantino, Triplets - Allegretto, Arpeggios - Allegro giusto, The long and short appoggiatura - Moderato, Gruppetto and Mordente - Andantino, Syncopation - Allegro giusto, Detached and accented notes - Moderato, Large Skips - Deciso, Shake - Andantino, 1st Recapitulation - Andante, 2nd Recapitulation - Allegro

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano Soprano
Style: Classical

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6477b | Vocal Warm Up Exercises | $9.95 | Solo || Soprano Voices


Mathilde Marchesi : Twenty-four Vocalises for Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano, Op. 2

Review: Mathilde Marchesi was a mezzo-soprano, teacher of singing, and exponent of the bel canto technique. She was an advocate of a naturalistic style of singing: she called for a fairly instinctive method of breathing and was particularly concerned with vocal registration, calling it "the Alpha and Omega of the formation and development of the female voice, the touchstone of all singing methods".

Songlist: Twenty-four Vocalises

Voicing: Mezzo-Soprano

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Nicola Vaccai : Practical Vocal Method for Mezzo-Soprano or Baritone

Review: Vaccai's masterly Method won increasing popularity with time, and was eventually used in conservatories all over the world. Even today it is often used by singing teachers, who consider it a collection of attractive Ariettas, each serving a particular function. And it is quite easy material, perfect for the beginning student.

Songlist: The Scale, Intervals of a Third, Intervals of a Fourth, Intervals of a Fifth, Intervals of a Sixth, Intervals of a Seventh, Intervals of an Octave, Semitones, Syncopated Mode, Introduction to Roulades, Ascending and Descending Appoggiaturas, The Acciaccatura, Intro to the Mordent, Different Types of Mordent, Intro to the Turn, The Turn, Intro to the Trill, Roulades, The Vocal Portamento, The Second Type of Poratamento, The Recitative, Epilogue

Voicing: Baritone Mezzo-Soprano

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6490b | Vocal Warm Up Exercises | $19.95 | Solo || Baritone Voices


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